Intrepid wrote:I completely understand, lucidinthesky. I have dreamt of lucidity without having ever really "achieved" it in a dream. It can get to the point where I'm actually longing for the sensation of total "separation" and lucidity and I'm dreaming of it and aware of wanting it but it doesn't happen. All of it is mind-blowing, although frustrating. Our minds are incredible!
Keep at it and don't give up! It's worth any efforts you put in and then some.
As I said in another post, if I had only known what is what like sooner, I would have worked harder and had my first a lot sooner. Just had the best yet early this morning: total separation, full lucidity. It's mind-blowing how perfectly real a dream can be, just like being in a real place in waking life.
Good luck and let us know when you have your first.